The Importance of Fixed Networks in India: Lessons for Communications SPs and Vendors from the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Importance of Fixed Networks in India: Lessons for Communications SPs and Vendors from the COVID-19 Pandemic

With under 3 million fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) connections, India is still a long way away from reaching the National Digital Communications Policy (NDCP) 2018's required 50Mbps speed for all as well as realizing the Connected India aim with Smart Cities and Industry 4.0 initiatives. This IDC Market Perspective examines the various reasons associated with the underpenetration of fixed networks in India and dives deep into some prominent challenges and failures that organizations face if networks are not resilient. IDC also looks at vertical industry examples of network transformation over the last 18 months as the need for ubiquitous connectivity becomes essential."As India organizations gear up for a new Digital India, the common denominator is the fixed-line connectivity on which these organizations base their intelligent and high-speed data flows. With remote and hybrid work models here to stay, resilient fixed-line connectivity models could further boost productivity and revenue and bring innovative business models," says Yash Jethani, research manager, Telecom and Internet of Things (IoT), IDC Asia/Pacific.

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Executive Snapshot
New Market Developments and Dynamics
Fixed Data Network–Related Challenges in India
Enterprise Data Traffic Shifts to a "Branch of One"
Higher Capex on Limited Wireless Spectrum Slackens Wireline Investments
Regulatory Response Is Ambiguous on Fixed-Line Penetration
Lukewarm Investment in Satellite Connectivity Corners Communications SPs to Invest in Wireline
Prominent Network Failure Examples
Technical Network Fault Halted Trading at the National Stock Exchange in February/March 2021
An Outage Hit the Housing Development Finance Corporation Bank in November 2020
The Shifts in Connectivity Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic That Push for Resiliency
Vertical Examples Highlighting the Need for Network Resilience
Tech-Based Workflow Models for Publishing and Media Houses
Customer-Centric Banking
Opex Reduction for an Auto Parts OEM
Smart Cities and the Need for Edge Services
Advice for the Services Provider
Aim for End-To-End Network Failure Detection and Extreme Observability
Profile Remote Workers’ User Experience, Track Omni-Channel Journey, and Generate Business Insights
Starting April 2021, Make Use of the Production Linked Incentive Scheme
Build Dedicated Business Fiber Zones
Recognize the Need for AI-Based Automation for Service Assurance
Provide Differentiated Regulations Supporting Various Services Given the Rise of Maps 2.0, SaaS, and Digital Services
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